>> caller: yes, good morning. regarding the unpopularity of the war, is it true that majority of the new england states did not even furnish troops for the cause? >> that's a half truth. in truth, the new england states bitterly opposed the war. their militia was called out, and their militia did stand, too, but it is also true that that militia did not -- the new england militia, with some exceptions, such as the vermont militia that fought up around there, around lake champlain, but by and large, you're right, a lot of the new england militia did not participate very actively in the war of 1812. there was a convention, the hartford convention in which some of them flirted with the idea of leaving the union. it never really got anywhere, but it was really a manifestation of the discontent of the new england states with the war, and you can't blame them. new england was hit hard economically by the war.